Top Religious Places in Uttarakhand

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Spiritual Destinations in Uttarakhand

Here is the list of 15 Top Religious Places in Uttarakhand

1. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Rafting in Rishikesh Lakshman Jhula Triveni Ghat

Rishikesh is a pilgrimage town and one of the holiest places for Hindus.  It is known all over the world for the famous Ganga aarti. As it lies on the holy banks of the river Ganga, Rishikesh has been a hub of Sadhus (saints) with numerous ashrams teaching spirituality, yoga, meditation and Ayurveda.

Best Time: Throughout the year

53 Rishikesh Attractions

2. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Haridwar is considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, it is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Best Time: Throughout the year

35 Haridwar Attractions

3. Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Kedarnath Temple Sonprayag Vasuki Tal

Kedarnath is one of the most sacred temples and the holiest Hindu pilgrimages in India. A part of Chhota Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath is the most important among the 12 Jyotirlingas in India dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Best Time: May to June, September to October

14 Kedarnath Attractions

4. Badrinath, Uttarakhand

Badrinath, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Badrinath Temple Charanpaduka Tapt Kund

Badrinath is one of the four Char Dham and Chota Char Dham pilgrimage yatra and is one of the most visited pilgrimages in India. It is known for the sacred Badrinath Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Best Time: May to June, September to October

19 Badrinath Attractions

5. Yamunotri, Uttarakhand

Yamunotri, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Janki Chatti Yamunotri Temple Hanuman Chatti

Yamunotri is the birthplace of the Yamuna River and one of the famous Char Dham pilgrimages in India. It is known for the Yamunotri Temple dedicated to Goddess Yamuna and Janki Chatti.

Best Time: May to June, September to November

9 Yamunotri Attractions

6. Gangotri, Uttarakhand

Gangotri, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Gangotri Temple Gangotri Glacier Surya Kund

Gangotri is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages in India that houses the most important temple dedicated to Goddess Ganga. It is also the starting point of the trek to Gaumukh, the source of River Bhagirathi.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

20 Gangotri Attractions

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7. Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand

Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Dodital Lake Nachiketa Lake Dodital Dayara Pass Trek

Also called Devbhoomi, Uttarkashi is revered as one of the sacred religious sites as it houses two of the four holy Hindu shrines. The town houses multiple temples and ashrams. The main highlight of Uttarkashi is the famous Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Best Time: March to June, September to November

9 Uttarkashi Attractions

8. Rudra Prayag, Uttarakhand

Rudra Prayag, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Augustmuni Koteshwar Mahadev temple Ukhimath

Lying at the confluence of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a sacred place regarded as one of the Panch Prayag. The town derives its name from Lord Shiva who is said to have appeared at the place in the form of Lord Rudra.

Best Time: April to December

22 Rudra Prayag Attractions

9. Devprayag, Uttarakhand

Devprayag, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda Raghunathji Temple Chandrabadani Temple

Marked by the confluence point of rivers Alaknanda and Bhagirathi, Devprayag is a popular pilgrimage centre for Hindus. With ancient temples and idols amidst lush green surroundings, this place is beautiful and serene.

Best Time: Throughout the year

3 Devprayag Attractions

10. Guptakashi, Uttarakhand

Guptakashi, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Vishwanath Temple, Guptakashi Manikarnik Kund Ardhanarishwar Temple

The temple town of Guptakashi is located 47 km from the holy town of Kedarnath and is a popular stopover for pilgrims. It houses two ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva - Vishwanath Temple and Ardhnareshwar Temple. Manikarnika Kund is another popular religious spot here.

Best Time: March to June, September to November

7 Guptakashi Attractions

11. Gaumukh, Uttarakhand

Gaumukh, Uttarakhand
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One of the holiest lands in Uttarakhand, Gaumukh, or Gomukh, is the source of the holy Bhagirathi River. It is thronged by devotees mainly for its serenity and pious mythological history. Gaumukh opens only between May to October and remains close for the rest of the year.

Best Time: February to September

1 Gaumukh Attractions

12. Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand

Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Berinag Patal Bhubaneswar Temple Haat Kalika Temple

Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a popular limestone cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The way to the temple is through a long and narrow tunnel. It is believed that Patal Bhuvaneshwar is the abode of Shiva and 33 crore gods and goddesses.

Best Time: October to June

4 Patal Attractions

13. Madhyamaheshwar, Uttarakhand

Madhyamaheshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Madhyamaheshwar Temple Kanchani Tal Budha Madhyamaheshwar

Madhyamaheshwar is a small town in Uttarakhand known as one of the oldest religious places in India. It houses the Madhyamaheshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva which is a part of the Panch Kedars. It is the fourth temple to be visited in the circuit along with Kedarnath, Tungnath, Rudranath and Kalpeshwar.

Best Time: May to October

4 Madhyamaheshwar Attractions

14. Jageshwar, Uttarakhand

Jageshwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Mahamrityunjaya Temple Jageshwar Mahadev Temple Archaeological Museum, Jageshwar

Jageshwar is a small town in Uttarakhand popularly known as the City of Temples. It houses a group of over 100 Hindu Temples dated between 7th and 12th century. Jageshwar is one of the important pilgrimages in the Shaivism tradition.

Best Time: April to June, September to November

4 Jageshwar Attractions

15. Tungnath, Uttarakhand

Tungnath, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Tungnath Temple Chandrashila Deoria Tal

Tungnath is an ancient holy town more than 1000 years old and is popular among pilgrims and devotees. Tungnath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated here is one of the highest temples in the world and also the highest among the five Panch Kedar temples located in the Tungnath mountain range.

Best Time: April to November

5 Tungnath Attractions

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